“Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3,” Movie Review With Spoilers


This movie gained $118 million upon its first week out.

Luke Chipley, Copy Editor

The “Marvel Cinematic Universe” has not been at its highest moments as of recently. Phase Four had a pretty rough batch of movies that were mixed in with others that were of better quality; those being “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Along with these, there were also additional shows that were featured on Disney’s own streaming service, “Disney Plus.” These were not all that better, however, as some of these shows on here could be seen as some of Marvel’s worst material yet.

With Phase Five already starting, we already have some new material to cover, such as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”

This is (most likely) the final film in the “Guardians” franchise, as this addition completes the trilogy. Whether or not our heroes will come back seems to be unknown.

Immediately from the beginning of the movie, the mood does not bring the same sense of excitement from the last two movies, instead it opens up very somberly. This last movie in the franchise is easily the most downcast out of the other two. Make no mistake though, this still has lots and lots of comedy throughout its run time, but now there is even more drama in the mix, whether it be Peter Quill having to accept his childhood experiences and accept the fact that Gamora is no longer the one Quill used to know, or Rocket Racoon dealing with his horrific childhood and finally facing the High Evolutionary along with the other Guardians.

Out of all the villains in the “Guardians” trilogy, I think that the High Evolutionary stands as my favorite villain in the franchise, just above Ego from the second movie, standing as easily the most evil out of the three. Adam Warlock is a little bit more of a comedic villain rather than an actual evil one like the High Evolutionary, but he still does provide lots of funny moments with him

Drax easily takes the cake as the funniest character in this movie, however. Like the other movies prior, nearly every scene with him provides some kind of laugh that any given audience could love. Of course, characters such as Mantis, Nebula, and Gamora also shine in terms of comedic moments in the film.

Even side characters such as Kraglin get some spotlight, and while his development overall does not effect too much of the plot in this movie, he still does add a bit of emotional weight to the movie.

Groot, in my opinion, is pretty much the only main character that seems a little bit underwhelming, although that could be accepted due to all of the other characters gaining a ton of serious spotlight. Groot does provide pivotal moments in the movie, but he does not really need much development than he already has gotten.

The action is mostly pretty great in “Guardians Vol. 3.,” it feels a lot different from other fight scenes in the other “Guardians” movies, but it works super well. The fight scene featuring the song “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” by Beastie Boys near the end of the movie is definitely the best, but regardless, great fight scenes all around, except for maybe one or two that contain some lackluster effects.

However, at the end of the day, the final movie in this trilogy, most of all, contains a lot of heartfelt emotion, like the second movie did, but with a desire to end our heroes’ journeys on a hopeful note.

I feel like this movie successfully portrays that, as each character has a pure sense of development throughout the movie, especially Rocket and Quill. Overall, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is a fantastic send off to our heroes, with lots of charm, heartbreak, and comedy that hits in all the right places. One issue I have with this movie would have to be the emotional whiplash between lots of scenes, as they can shift from horrifically sad to extremely funny in mere seconds. However, this is still easily one of the better Marvel movies in the cinematic universe no matter what, may just be the best “Guardians” movie in the trilogy.